JoAnn Propst Childers, 87 of Route 4 Hickory, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2023.

JoAnn was born November 15, 1935 in Catawba County to the late Dock Propst and Emma Stilwell. She was a beloved mother and home maker. JoAnn graduated from Hildebran High in 1954 and upon graduation she enrolled at Clevengers Business College; where she then went on to work as a secretary in the trucking industry and then retired from Sams Club where she worked as a food sample vendor. She also delivered Hickory Daily Record newspaper for many years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Sandy Childers; and siblings, Hazel Heavner, Josaphine Baker, Louise Abernethy, and Paul Propst.

She is survived by her son, Chris Childers; step-son, Marshall Childers; unofficially adopted son, Alan Cook; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 3:00 PM in the Catawba Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Bert Dixon officiating.

The body will lie-in-state on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church at 1823 3rd Ave SW, Hickory, NC 28602 or to  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory in Valdese is assisting the family.